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Archive of: Nonprofit Biz Report

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Update: Beacon will open despite funding concerns

The Beacon, a day center for the homeless being built at 615 E. Washington Ave. in Madison, will open Oct. 16 as planned, even though long-term funding has not yet been secured.

September 2017

Local business hopes to be the spark to save Safe Haven

John Cannarella, owner of A-1 Furniture in Madison, has pledged $10,000 in the hope that it will ignite a campaign to keep Porchlight’s Safe Haven transitional shelter open in 2018.

September 2017

Homeless facility to shut down by end of year

A lack of HUD funding is forcing Porchlight’s Safe Haven transitional program to close by the end of the year.

August 2017

Oversight threatens homeless facility’s opening

October’s opening of the Beacon, a day resource center for the homeless that is being supported by the city, county, and United Way, could be delayed due to a funding matter.

August 2017

Local affordable housing projects get boost

Madison’s Affordable Housing Development Fund is pumping $2 million into several area affordable housing projects, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

June 2017

AFSCME office to relocate

The Wisconsin American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union said it plans to sell its current location on Excelsior Drive and downsize in a location near downtown, though no address has been announced.

June 2017

Crane Foundation to expand

Baraboo’s International Crane Foundation is about to get a sizable expansion, according to the Baraboo News Republic.

June 2017

Latino Professionals Association goes independent

The Latino Professionals Association of Greater Madison, which has been under the umbrella of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County since its inception in 2013, is now an independent organization after the chamber board approved the separation.

June 2017

gener8tor eyeing expansion

Joe Kirgues and Troy Vosseller, cofounders of Milwaukee-based startup accelerator gener8tor, are looking for expansion potential.

May 2017

Nonprofits may drop MATC bid

Faced with a potential construction gap of $16 million, a group of nonprofits hoping to redevelop the downtown Madison Area Technical College campus will likely pull out of the bidding, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

March 2017